PMID: 7091579Jan 1, 1982Paper

Polyamines and globin binding in sickle cell disease

The American Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
C L NattaL T Kremzner


Erythrocytes obtained from patients with sickle cell anemia contain five to ten times more spermine than controls. The preferential binding of beta s globin to red cell stroma may be mediated by spermine and may account in part for the membrane abnormalities found in sickle cell disorders.

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Hemoglobin AA
Anemia, Sickle Cell
Hemoglobin A
Hemoglobin SS
Plasma Protein Binding Capacity

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